Electronic Leg Device Helps Stroke Survivor Regain Mobility

Stoke survivor: Emma Bach is back at work, in part, to an electronic device worn around her leg43-year-old Emma Bech has four children and is a teaching assistant who recently recovered from a devastating stroke. Bech wondered how she would continue her work standing on her feet after she was left paralyzed down her right side; when she suffered a severe stroke three years ago.

Bech couldn’t walk, speak, feed or even dress herself. Doctors couldn’t find an answer for her condition, until little by little Bech was able to regain her mobility thanks to in part of an electronic device worn around leg.

According to Daily Mail, three hundred thousand stroke survivors have a form of a disability, which is in Emma’s case, drop foot. Drop foot makes walking difficult and injury risks greater to the foot.  ‘I could feel sensation in my foot, but couldn’t control it properly,’ says Emma.

When working or standing on your feet for a long time, it is important to select the proper shoes for your health. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center is highly recommended.  Dr. Cohen can treat your injury and provide you with the care you need to keep your feet healthy at work.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions by:

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.

Learn more on how to eliminate foot pain by following the link below.

If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Saginaw, MI and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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